|Publication number||US7836624 B1|
|Application number||US 11/745,436|
|Publication date||Nov 23, 2010|
|Filing date||May 7, 2007|
|Priority date||May 5, 2006|
|Publication number||11745436, 745436, US 7836624 B1, US 7836624B1, US-B1-7836624, US7836624 B1, US7836624B1|
|Original Assignee||Billy Pennington|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (18), Non-Patent Citations (1), Referenced by (3), Classifications (4), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Be it known that I, Billy Pennington, a citizen of the United States, have invented new and useful improvements to a Gun Cleaning Kit as described in this specification. This application claims the benefit of my earlier filed provisional application No. 60/746,581 filed on May 5, 2006.
Various gun cleaning kits used to clean the barrel of a gun have been provided in prior art. A conventional gun cleaning kit generally has an elongate rod having a handle at one end and a gun barrel cleaning element at an opposite end. The rod, which is typically multi-sectioned, can be dissembled for storage. Furthermore, the top section of the rod is generally rotatable in the handle to prevent scratching the inside of a gun barrel and to prevent accessories from unscrewing and detaching inside the barrel.
Gun cleaning kits, which include the foregoing features, are provided which accommodate different size gun barrels. Because the handle of a rod is typically fixedly attached to the top section of a rod, different handles must be provided for each rod set.
The present Gun Cleaning Kit addresses one or more of the problems presented by prior art gun cleaning kits in a novel manner without many of the disadvantages of any existing gun cleaning kits.
The present Gun Cleaning Kit is designed to be clean various sizes of gun barrels. The present Gun Cleaning Kit comprises a universal gun cleaning kit with an elongate rod rotatably mounted to a handle. Said handle is generally belt-shaped and comprises a large female threaded receiver on a top side and a smaller female threaded receptacle on an opposite, bottom side. Said rod has opposite near and distal ends. The distal end is adapted for selectively receiving a gun barrel cleaning element. A shaft operatively connects the rod to the handle with a first end rotatably mounted to the rod near end and a second end being selectively threaded into either the receiver or the receptacle so that the rod is rotatable relative to said handle.
Both the threaded receiver and receptacle of said handle further comprise a counterbore and a metal receptacle fixedly mounted in said counterbore. The metal receptacle includes a threaded bore defining the threaded receiver and the threaded receptacle. A male threading element of the shaft according to the present Gun Cleaning Kit is of smaller diameter than the threaded receiver and, also, the threaded receptacle. In other words, the male threaded element is of a select size to be threadably received in the female receiver and the female receptacle. The shaft includes an outwardly opening annular groove and the rod near end is telescopically received on the shaft and has an inwardly extending annular ridge received in the groove. In addition, the rod is telescopically mounted to the shaft and further comprising a groove therebetween in at least one of the shaft and the rod and a bearing is received in the groove to rotatably mount the shaft to the rod.
There is disclosed in accordance with another aspect of the invention a universal gun cleaning kit including a universal handle including a female threaded opening of a first select size. A plurality of elongate rods have different outer diameters. Each rod has opposite near and distal ends. The distal ends are adapted for selectively receiving a gun barrel cleaning element. A plurality of shafts are each rotatably connected to an associated one of the rods. The shafts include a male threaded end of the first select size or a second select size. Because the handle comprises both a smaller female threaded receiver and a larger female threaded receptacle, there is no need for an adaptor to accommodate various sized rods.
Further features and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent from the specification and from the drawings.
The present invention relates to a universal gun cleaning kit including a universal handle for use with various size rods for cleaning, for example, .17 cal. bores, .22 cal. bores, .30 cal. bores and shotguns. The rods are removably and rotatably attached to the handle in order to allow for long term use of the present kit.
Referring generally to
In the illustrated embodiment of the present gun cleaning kit 10, the holder 100 may be formed of brass molded in situ into the top 60 and bottom 70 or secured by friction fit or an adhesive. The use of a holder 100 minimizes stripping of the threads in the threaded opening 120. The threaded opening 120 of the receiver 80 comprises a female threaded opening of a first select size. The threaded opening 120 of the receptacle 90 comprises a female threaded opening of a second select size. In an exemplary embodiment, the threaded opening 120 of a receiver 80 may be on the order of ¼ inch diameter, while the threaded opening 120 of a receptacle 90 may be on the order of 3/16 inch diameter. The provision of a threaded opening 120 in both the receiver 80 and the receptacle 90 provides a universal gun cleaning kit 10 in which different size rods 30 can be used without the necessity of providing an adapter.
The rod 30 comprises an elongate metal rod having a near end 125 with a shaft 40 and an opposite distal end 126 (as shown in
The shaft 40 (shown in
Said shaft 40 is a machined part. In an exemplary embodiment of the present universal gun cleaning kit 10, the shaft 40 is of brass construction and is machined so that the first end 42 of said shaft 40 may be rotatably mounted to the rod near end 125 and the male threaded element 145 may be threadably received in the female receiver 80 or the receptacle 90.
Thus, in accordance with the present universal gun cleaning kit 10, a plurality of different size rods can be used with a single universal handle 20 with each rod being rotatably mounted to the handle 20.
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